‘There is a tendency among many teachers of English abroad,especially in Europe and the British Commonwealth, to as sume that English is studied chiefly as a means of becoming acquainted with the life, literature and institutions of the English-speaking peoples. Hence a strong tendency among teachers and textbook writers to try to give a British or an American background to their teaching by providing ‘tealia’ and by introducing their pupils as soon as possible to great English literature.
This attitude is, of course, exceilent in the right en- vironment. A knowledge of the life, literature and institutions of another country broadens the minds of the public and increases their understanding of the nations whose languages they are studying. But this attitude is by no means a universal one and I think it is important that teachers of English abroad, wherever they are, should take note of a rather recent trend in the opposite direction in certain parts of the world.
|Books name||Living English Models / ଲିଭିଂ ଇଂଲିଶ୍ ମଡେଲ୍ସ୍|
|Author||Jatindra Mohan Mohanty|
|No Of pages||126|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|